Healthcare Reform Unstoppable, Regardless of Court's PPACA Decision

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , June 28, 2012

"It is driven more by the economics of it and, if for some reason, the Affordable Care Act is not passed and whatever happens, the population is still going to need to access healthcare and we have to be in a position to provide it," she said. "The best way to do that is to do it in a way that provides the quality that needs to be provided, with appropriate access in a cost effective way."

Rather than relying on a federal mandate or a Supreme Court ruling, Van Gorder says the solution to fixing the healthcare system is to focus on the patients rather than the providers or the payers. "That may sound obvious, but it could be argued that the current system was built for providers, not patients," he said. "If we do what's right for patients, we're never going to be wrong."

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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